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Mar 5, 2013 9:00pm PST
crimes and civil rights issue and there's one thing that comes up in absolutely every conversation that i have had with people in the district, and that was bullying. and it really, it was, it's not surprising to the people in this room, i know. it was not surprising to me but it was troubling to me that in every community that i was meeting with, this was an issue prrp violence, harassment, physical, cyber, social, children on children, this kind of behavior is so disturbing and so troubling and so heartbreaking to so many people. even in this place, even in san francisco, california and northern california, which has got to be if not the most tolerant place in the country certainly amuck the most tolerance and diverse places in the community, this is what i was hearing out in the community and it's something we wanted to get involved in. and i'm so grateful that as a result of that all of you have agreed to come together to have a conversation about this issue with us included. i can't tell you how much we appreciate it. so thank you very much for being here. as i said, we're grailsd wi
Mar 7, 2013 1:00am PST
anything close to that. and it is about state leadership, not just looking at the civil rights laws for protection, but -- and it certainly is our job to vigorously enforce them -- but it is your job as superintendent to (inaudible) even where the federal civil rights laws don't protect you. so it's a case of taking what you are doing, what folks are doing across the country and putting those on places like stopbullying dwofl .org so we can scale those up around the country. >> recognizable face. >> (inaudible) and i'm also head of the san francisco commission on women and the lieutenant governor asked about data. actually we do have data on bullying in san francisco high schools, particularly bullying among lgbt girls. so for the first time this year we've incorporated data that kevin coggin and ilsa (inaudible) provided and their suicide rates are off the charts, lesbian girls in our district. it's actually from the cdy youth risk survey. i want to offer that as a resource to folks in this room and encourage you in this pursuit of data. >> thank you. >> my question centers around the
Mar 2, 2013 8:35pm EST
. thank you both for joining us and thanks to all of the civil rights guests who honor us today with your presence. every now and then, we have got to step back and say to ourselves, "what a country." this is one of those moments. all men and women are created equal, but as we will hear during the ceremony, some grow to be larger than life and to be honored as such. welcome. [applause]>> ladies and gentlemen, please stand for the presentation of the colors by the united states armed forces color guard, the singing of our national anthem, and the retiring of our colors. ♪ oh, say, can you see by the dawn's early light what so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming whose broad stripes and right stars -- right stars through the perilous fight the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming and the rocket's red glare the bombs bursting in air gave proof through the night that our flag was still there o, say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave of the free and the home of the brave ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, please remain standing as the chaplain of the united state
Mar 7, 2013 12:30am PST
students, the role of our federal government. tom perez, assistant secretary for civil rights, ruslyn lee. she was also nominated by president obama to serve in her role as assistant secretary of education for civil rights and she was confirmed by the senate in may of 2009. as assistant secretary, ruslyn is assistant secretary arnie's duncan's primary advisor. before she joined the department of education she was vice president of the education trust in washington, dc and was the founding executive of education trust west in oakland. in these positions she advocated for public school students in california, focusing on achievement and opportunity gaps, improving can urriculum and instructional quality and ensuring quality education for everybody. she served as an advisor on education issues on a number of private ipbs institutions, she is a teacher, a lawyer, and a very influential voice on all policy matters. she was also passionate about ending this issue of bullying and bringing everyone together to stop this disturbing trend so please welcome assistant secretary for civil rights,
Mar 8, 2013 7:30pm PST
. as a civil rights lawyer, he sued the housing authority to improve the standards of living for public housing tenants. and he also sued the fire department so women and people of color could get equal opportunity. as the director of this city's human rights commission, he expanded contracting opportunities for women and people of color. and today as mayor, he makes sure our city government reflects the diversity of this great city. on monday we were together, as i mentioned earlier, i college track on 3rd street in bayview where the mayor give his state of the city address. his administration's focus is on creating jobs, making sure that all of our residents have access to those jobs,st and from local hireness and job readiness, training and placement, we are moving towards equality for all with the mayor's leadership. ladies and gentlemen, i'd like to introduce the 43rd mayor of san francisco, mayor edwin lee. (applause) >> good afternoon, everyone. all right. welcome to city hall and happy black history month here in san francisco. nobody got it better than san francisco. (applause)
Mar 2, 2013 7:00pm EST
women's rights movement and the civil rights movement and the gay rights movement. and that was a great -- a great speech for reminding us how important it is that we stand on the shoulders of the great people who came before us and who have turned radical ideas into common sense ideas and have expanded our democracy and made our society more democratic, but one of the things that i notice in his speech, and you probably notice to yourself, there was something missing in that litany of great, great moments, great milestones the progress of history, seneca falls, selma, and stonewall. and there was really nothing about the labor movement. and i thought to myself, why not . and why was the labor movement missing. and that i thought, well, maybe it was because there was no great milestone that began with the letter as. i was trying to think, if i was a speechwriter trying to inject a labor movement into the obama inaugural speech, what would i have advised him. i was thinking about, what are some of the great moments of labor history, some of which i talked about in my book. one of t
Mar 3, 2013 6:00pm PST
at ucla he participated in civil rights and anti-war protests and many of his subsequent writings reflects his experiences by stressing the importance of grassroots political activity in the african-american freedom struggle. his first book, end struggle snick and the black awakening of the 1960s remains a definitive history of student nonviolent coordinating committee, one of the most dynamic and innovative civil rights organizations of our time. he served as senior advisor for a 14-part award winning public television series on civil rights entitled "eyes on the prize." i know we all remember that. (applause) >> his recent, his recent publication, the book, martin's dream: my journey and the legacy of martin luther king, jr., a memoir about his transition from being a teenage participant in the march on washington to becoming a historian and an educator and, of course, if you sign up for a membership you can get that book today. it's here. in 1985 he was invited by coretta scott king to direct a long-term project to edit and publish the definitive multi-volume edition, the paper
Comedy Central
Mar 1, 2013 7:25pm PST
block away we're considering getting rid of the pillar of american civil rights law and that happens at the same time at the same place and nobody's head explodes. i think the voting rights acted is really, really important. it's not so old that it seems like it doesn't aply. when i wanted to talk to somebody about it i talked to john lewis who was nearly killed on a bridge in selma less than a week before president johnson formed a session of congress to talk about what they did to the man in selma. john lewis is still in congress. there's no camera. we never get footage of what happens in there. it's weird to see antonin scalia in person. weird. >> jon: does he. i only read some of the transcripts of what he was saying. he was saying we've got to get rid of this because it's one of last invest yijs of racial preference. >> he said when congress reupped they looked into whether or not it was still necessary. ten months of debate, 21 hearings, 15,000 pages of evidence and in the senate they voted 98-0, yeah we still need but he said, yeah what does that vote mean. >> jon: didn't he say
Mar 3, 2013 5:30pm PST
a civil rights leader more than half a century after he was beaten in the deep south. >>> imagine someone you knew suddenly went into cardiac arrest and those that could help refused because it was company policy. that's what apparently happened in the case of an elderly woman in california, and a newly released 911 call provides an eye-opening look into what some senior facilities will and will not do for their residents. nbc's miguel almaguer has the story. >> reporter: the 911 call came from glenwood gardens, a senior independent living facility in bakersfield, california. an 87-year-old resident collapsed inside. >> that's not -- we need to get cpr started. >> we can't do cpr. >> then hand the phone to the passerby. if you can't do it, hand the phone to the passerby and let them do it. >> reporter: the management at glenwood gardens says its employees are not allowed to attempt cpr on its residents. "our practice is to immediately call emergency medical personnel for assistance and to wait with the individual needing attention until such personnel arrives. that is the protocol
Mar 5, 2013 7:00am PST
chinese. we have a quick summary of the laws. the ada, calif. building code, the civil rights, and our experts here will elaborate. we also have a list of certified caps at work in san francisco for you. carla johnson with the mayor's office of disability has created a really good it died of out to interview your experts to make sure you are getting the best quality product for you. been next -- the money you pay for the inspection you can take as a tax deduction. any money that if you have taken can be applied as a tax deduction. this can be done on an annual basis. next, the opportunity, and a fund -- opportunity loan fund, providing for small businesses to pay for the inspection or to make improvements needed. to do it before you receive the lawsuit. and lastly, we of the bar association and their resources. they're providing their legal service for you. this last thing i am going to share with you in terms of what we have seen in our office is that with the individuals, that does not necessarily mean an individual will follow up with a lawsuit. what we've seen in our office is the
Mar 3, 2013 12:00pm PST
civil rights leaders to commemorate bloody sunday as the landmark voting rights act faces an uncertain future. plus this. >> i tried to keep from crying. and i accepted the apology. >> it was a very easy decision to make because it is the right thing to do. >> nearly 50 years after almost being beaten to death by police a leader gets an official apology and a gift. right now a live look at the bridge in alabama as leaders gather to commemorate the 1965 civil rights march to montgomery. roughly 600 folks made that 54 mile trek. it is also known as bloody sunday. vice president joe biden is there with civil rights leaders. john lewis among them. also house majority leader canter is there. and a few hundred folks have gathered. they will be doing what they do just about every year at this time, marching that bridge. joining me from atlanta, the daughter of one of the men who led one of the marchs down the bridge, burn s king. good to see you. >> thank you. good to see you. >> first of all, let's start with your thoughts as you see folks gathered today. >> well, you know, i think
Mar 3, 2013 4:00am PST
biden will be in alabama to commemorate the historic civil rights march from selma to montgomery. shined a light on the right for voting rights. fast forward to now, the issue is front and center and victor blackwell is live in selma for us. hi, victor. just want to ask you because vice president biden is going to be there. he said wednesday that he couldn't believe that he's reliving this civil rights battle and it is really being put into light today because of the march. he is referring to this voting rights case that is now before the supreme court. is he expected to address that today? >> no doubt. he will talk about that today. the people who tried to cross that bridge behind me, this was the legislation they were fighting for in 1965. it's been reauthorized several times and now there is a fight in the supreme court to negate one portion, section five of the voting rights act, which gives the federal government the right to negate local and state election laws in certain areas of the country, mostly in the south, if they believe it will disenfranchise minorities and the vi
Mar 1, 2013 7:30pm PST
career in law, his work in the civil rights movement and that of his political career beyond which demonstrates an inherent and deeply felt caring and concern for people. but also, he has the talents and the gifts to translate that caring and concern into political and social action. a gift. he makes time for people. this is evidences not only by examining willie's record in public life but i can a test to this personally. when it was a long line of people waiting to see him. a long and varied line. some people -- it struck me we have a very broad cross section to see people who willie had made time for. i saw this every time i came to city hall to visit mayor brown. while he was certainly making time for me and he's always been very open with me and i appreciate that, willie. he's never ever not responded when i have reached out adhesion always made time for me. this is a man who made time for people. it represented a very broad cross section of the people of san francisco. that is how it should be. i had no idea of what the outcomes were of those meetings. the fact is mayor brown
Mar 3, 2013 11:00pm PST
thisplus.the vice president he *didn't* do in college for the civil rights movement. for over 60,000 california foster children, nights can feel long and lonely. i miss my sister. i miss my old school. i miss my room. i don't want special treatment. i just wanna feel normal. to help, sleep train is collecting pajamas for foster children, big and small. bring your gift to any sleep train, and help make a foster child's night a little cozier. not everyone can be a foster parent, but anyone can help a foster child. >> the search is on for a missing san francisco man. be on the look out for 32- year-old chuong nguyen nguyen was last seen on friday. he is reported to have the mental capacity of a 12 to 14 year old and easily becomes confused. he's described as 5-1, 90 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. last seen wearing a blue jacket, white t-shirt, gray sweat pants and red and white shoes. >> tonight new photographs emerge showing the family of the two santa cruz police officers who were shot and killed last tuesday. detective elizabeth butler and sergent "butch" baker interview a su
Comedy Central
Mar 4, 2013 10:00am PST
real person with a real record on civil rights. you may be thinking to yourself, couldn't you just look that up? yeah, we could have. or, or we could have remained smugly satisfied with the funny name. we went with b mainly because i am a made 12-year-old boy trapped in a 75-year-old man's body. so as it turns out dick molfuss -- don't get tickled by the name, johnny boy -- it turns out dick molfuss has a long and distinguished record of speaking out for civil rights in mississippi. he's an honorable and good man. who in the '90s led the charge on big voting rights reforms there. in 1989 he spoke at a 25th anniversary memorial for the three civil rights activists murdered outside philadelphia mississippi during the summer, a speech that earned mr. molpus death threats. apparently bitter racists live longer than you would think. anyway, we found out all this, i'd say, about a half hour after it aired on a thursday night i might add. not the best night for us to make a mistake. sincere apologies to mr. molpus. he did not ask us for apologize. no one contacted us to complain. my guess
Comedy Central
Mar 6, 2013 11:30pm PST
stephen. thanks, steve! [laughter] nation, no one is a bigger fan of the civil rights movement than yours truly. i even attended 1963's historic march on washington-- and this is true-- while still in my mother's womb. [laughter] i'll never forget martin luther king's stirring words. [heartbeat sounds] [muffled voice] [laughter] that's why i'm personally invested in a challenge to the 1965 voting rights act now before the supreme court. that's right. the law that banned the silencing of african americans is finally coming before our nation's foremost silent african-american. [laughter] of course, before the voting rights act black people were regularly kept from voting with roadblocks like literacy tests, poll taxes, and "you must be this white to vote" signs. [laughter] now that law is being challenged in the supreme court by shelby county, alabama. they argue that the law is unfair, because it applies only to states with histories of racial discrimination: alabama, arizona, georgia, louisiana, mississippi, south carolina, texas, parts of carolina, texas, virginia, and alaska, whic
Mar 6, 2013 5:30pm PST
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Mar 1, 2013 8:00pm PST
pitched titans of the civil rights movement against jurisdictions that say, times have changed and federal oversight has now become federal intrusion. this is one of the major cases before the court this session, isn't it, joan? >> it's not just one of the major cases this term but could be one of the most major cases in decades because it involves this pillar of civil rights era, the 1965 voting rights act, and the section 5 is a core part of it that's been used over and over to deter southern jurisdictions mostly but other places with a history of discrimination. what it does is it requires a place that has had a history of discrimination to first clear with the federal authorities any kind of change in voting map, any kind of new voter i.d. law, anything that could possibly harm minorities. >> and polling places? >> yes and that happens a lot. we've still had cases -- the saliency of this issue was seen in the 2012 presidential election when texas voting maps were blocked, texas voter i.d. law was blocked because of this law so it's very relevant today even though the formula th
FOX News
Mar 3, 2013 12:30pm PST
that legitimate media outlets routinely cover gays is because it's a civil rights issue of our time. journalism at its core is about justice and fairness and that's the view of the world that we espouse. therefore, journalists are going to cover the segment of society that's still in the treated equally under the the law. the readers writes, contrary to what you say the mission of journalism is not justice, defining justice is a political matter not journalistic. journalism should be about accuracy and fairness and good journalism also means not demeaning conservatives as haters. what do you think about those points? >> that was a pretty good discussion back and forth and i think you've got a window into the soul of much of the mainstream media that says our purpose here is not so much the truth as justice and fairness, a distinction to be made and this report-- this reader who ought to be a reporter, too, of course never get an offer, called it the way the first amendment intended which is to tell the truth. >> can you have justice and fairness without truth? >> well, it helps when
Mar 4, 2013 6:00pm PST
down as the top lawyer in the pentagon weighed in on the next big civil rights cases that are coming up before the supreme court. this month the court is going to be hearing arguments on same-sex marriage under the law. and former pentagon general counsel jay johnson told the black law students association at harvard, quote, our gay brothers and sisters who are in the struggle for marriage equality right now in the state legislatures and in the courts of this country are marching step by step the same road toward equal treatment under law that we know so well. their cause is our cause. he went on to explain his view that the impact of laws banning equal marriage rights would be particularly and are now particularly cruel and unfair in his words to people who are serving in the u.s. military. the same argument is made by iraq and afghanistan veterans of america in a brief that they have filed, along with a number of other former military officials with the supreme court about one of those forthcoming marriage cases. they're arguing that service members and veterans are treated unequal
Mar 5, 2013 1:00am PST
in on the pro-gay rights side in the forthcoming civil rights cases later this month. here is the big question. does the supreme court care? when there are big social shifts in the perception of what is just in our country, how does that weigh on the nine unappealable finite judges who get to decide these things for us as a country when nobody else does? does it matter to them to know how the country feels about these issues that they get to decide? and should it matter? particularly when on something like gay rights opinions are changing fast. on the other side of that question, how cognizant are the justices of how their actions shape the country's view of the court? the country's view of that institution that they represent and its legitimacy in our system of government. a couple of months ago former justice sandra day o'connor did a interview in "parade" magazine of all places in which she was asked about public approval ratings for supreme court justices. public approval of the justices had dropped from something like two-thirds, roughly 66% in the late 1980s down to 44% now.
Mar 2, 2013 10:30am EST
sanitation workers and demanding economic justice, not mere civil rights? the man who had come to believe after the civil rights bills had already been passed, after the civil rights victories had already been won that our biggest battles, the most important battles still lie ahead and that nothing, nothing short of a radical restructuring of our society held any hope for making the dream and promise of america a reality for all of its citizens. of king explained to a reporter in 1967, quote: for years i labored with the idea of reforming the existing institutions of the society. a little change here, a little change there. now i feel quite differently. think you've got -- i think you've got to have a reconstruction of the entire society, a revolution of values. frustrated by white resistance to addressing in any meaningful way decaying ghettos, failing schools, structural joblessness and crippling poverty, king told his staff at the southern christian leadership conference, quote: the dispossessed of this nation, the poor both white and negro live in a cruelly unjust society. they must o
Mar 2, 2013 9:35pm EST
that issue is going and why you got involved. >> first of all, you know, as i said civil rights was discussed at my table as a kid growing up. people of my generation say remember when you were when kennedy was assassinated? we all do remember. i remember when i was when edgar -- medgar everybodiers was assassinated. the first major rights civil rights leader that was assassinated in 1963. so the idea of civil rights and being equal was something always talked about in my household. flash forward, i'm making a movie "the american president," and young man named chad griffin, 19 years old at the time, was working for dee dee myers, the head of communication for president clinton at the time and he was assigned to me to help me research the film. i went to the white house. he took me around and i became friends with him. he wound up running my foundation. chad, oddly enough i make this joke, i knew chad was gay before he knew it. he came from arkansas. very, you know, conservative state and he suppressed all of those feelings for a very long time. at one point he came to me and it was
Mar 3, 2013 12:30am EST
issue -- issue is going. >> first of all, civil rights was discussed at my table as a kid growing up. people of my generation, they said, your number where you were when kennedy was assassinated? we all remember. i remember where i was when edgar evers was assassinated. he was the first major civil rights leader that got assassinated in 1963. the idea of civil rights and all of us being equal was something that was always talked about in my household. then flash forward, i am making movies, th"the american president." a young man, chad griffin was working for dee dee myers, and he was assigned to me to help research the film. i went to the white house. chad griffin showed me around. he took me all throughout the white house. i became friends with him. he wound up running my foundation for early childhood education. chad oddly enough -- and make this joke -- i knew he was gay before he knew it. he came from arkansas. a very conservative state. he suppressed all of those feelings for a very long time. at one point, he came to me, and i feel like a father to him, he was 19, i was older,
Mar 9, 2013 6:00pm PST
civil rights division at the justice department. here's a high-profile way the across-the-board spending cuts in the federal budget are affecting the government. tours of the white house have been canceled indefinitely. the move saves the government about $74,000 a week. despite the sequester, the stock market is soaring, hitting a new record high. the closed at 14,397 yesterday up more than 300 point per the week. as chip reed reports, some jobs came from companies making products in america again. >> i do like the color. >> reporter: may she started making candles 18 years ago in the basement of her maryland home, molding them in soup cans. today, she runs the chesapeake bay candle company, which brings in nearly $90 million a year. as her business boomed, she moved manufacturing operations to china to take advantage of the low cost of labor. but as chinese labor costs rose, she was forced to lay off many of her workers. four years ago, this factory in china was filled with assembly lines like this one. back then there were 2,000 workers here. now it's down to 300. >> the labo
Mar 4, 2013 3:00pm PST
frisch, democratic strategy. up next here in "the war room" if gay rights are the civil rights issue of this generation someone had better clue in professional sports which now lags behind the military of all places in terms of lbgt acceptance. that store i have next rite here in "the war room." thinking. >>ok, so there's wiggle room in the ten commandments, that's what you're saying. (vo) she's joy behar. >>current will let me say anything. >> michael: >> michael: they are the four big sports leagues, and without question they are home to the elite of the elite in professional sports they have also served as catalysts for important social and economic change, jackie robinson being the prime example, though there are many others but at no time not the 140-plus years of majority leader, in the 90 years of the nfl and nhf, and the years of any nba has there been an openly gay player amongst their ranks. and it appears that no one is in a great hurry for that to change. this is mike florio talk. >> here is the elephant in the room for the teams, and it shouldn't matter but we have to step
Mar 7, 2013 4:00am PST
sunday when alabama troopers beat back civility rights protesters marching from selma to montgomery for voting rights. bill plante brings us the story of peggy wallace, daughter of former alabama governor george wallace and her own march to personal redemption. >> segregation now, segregation tomorrow, and segregation forever. >> reporter: at his inauguration in 1963 alabama governor george wallace personified racist defiance of civil rights. six months later he blocked the doors of the university of alabama to prevent integration. his daughter peggy was 13 at the time. >> the problems and the challenges that came with being the daughter of the governor who stood in the schoolhouse door to block two african-americans from going to school was very, very difficult. >> but when you were younger, did you think his earlier positions were wrong? >> my mother kept us very, very sheltered, so there were a lot of things that we didn't really know about, and so we weren't able to really think about them or have an opinion. >> peggy wallace married and raised two sons in alabama, rarely speaking a
Mar 6, 2013 1:30pm PST
progress for pay equity and comparable worth and civil rights move us backward which i don't want to do and as one of the asian pacific islanders on this body i want to raise a perspective. the city's work force is 36 asian pacific islander identified and of the 44 classifications we're looking at the proposal impacts the majority of that group. one example is over 2/3 of the cus dode an are asian or pacific islander and other groups including eligibility workers and the gap was shown and 57% of those eligibility workers are asian. lvn's are 50% and i will repeat again. nursing assistants are i think the highest percentage at 71% asian or pacific islander and just think about it. well over two thirds of these groups are largely asian, immigrant workers as well and i want us to consider that, and also to compare from other data that we received from department of human resources and elsewhere compare those numbers and classifications to the city's police officers and firefighters where asian and pacific islanders make much or fewer numbers. i think it's 1/4 of the existing employee
Mar 3, 2013 11:00am PST
, alabama now to today. vice president joe biden is helping mark a civil rights milestone. 48 years ago this month when alabama state troopers and others attacked a peaceful group of marchers, they were marching from selma to montgomery in support of what would become the voting rights act. a live report from selma coming up minutes from now. >>> buckingham palace is canceling or postponing all of queen elizabeth's official engagements this week. she was taken to the hospital today. suffering from flu-like symptoms. our richard quest is at the hospital and joining us now. richard, what is the latest on her condition. >> well all we know is that this afternoon, after presenting some long service medals at windsor castle, the queen who had been suffering from gastroenteritis was driven in a private car to the king edward vii hospital. that's all we know. except 230r the fact that all her engagements over the next few days will either be canceled or postponed. and that would include a trip that she and her husband, the duke of edinburgh were due to make to rome. the queen is expected to st
Mar 10, 2013 4:00am PDT
has granted one of the largest civil rights verdicts to an ohio man who spent 11 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. david ayers was awarded $13.2 million. he was freed in 2011 after dna tests cleared him in the killing of a 76-year-old woman at the public housing complex where she worked. the city attorney in cleveland, which is on the hook to pay, says officials are, quote, disappointed and considering their options. >>> it is a day of rest at the vatican before one of the biggest weeks for the roman catholic faithful. starting on tuesday, 115 cardinal electors will begin the process of voting for a new pope, but there is also controversy as a cardinal in the conclave is accused of covering up child abuse by a priest. cnn's senior international correspondent dan rivers joins us now from rome. he is just down the street from the vatican. dan, the cardinals begin voting on tuesday. what is the likelihood that they'll pick a new pope right away, that it may take a day or two, or will it take longer, do you think? >> reporter: the honest answer is, no one knows. back in '92
Mar 8, 2013 12:00pm PST
involved in civil rights movement to protect housing discrimination after a local real estate office refused to work with him because he was black. then there were a very significant first. first african american elected to san francisco in the california state assembly. the first african american speaker of the california state assembly. and as we all know the first african mayor of san francisco [ applause ] >> first, the first, the first. and a speaker of the assembly he would also become the first and the only politicians to hold that position for 15 years. longer than any other individual so much so that a new paradigm was created with prop 140 which instituted term limits. had that not happened and all likelihood, willie brown might still be speaker had he so desired the. [ [ applause ] >> it's worth noting that willie became speaker of the state assembly after the coalition of republican and democrats. 28 republicans, 23 democrats. some say this goes back to a period of more consilt tree and less contentious part of american policies. i would a tend that it's his way to addres
Mar 3, 2013 10:00am PST
against gay marriage. meanwhile, outside the court on wednesday, civil rights and some faith organizations urged the justices to strike down a challenge to the voting rights act. > aordin to rece surveys there has been a steady increase in the number of people in this country who say they have no religious affiliation at all. pollsters call them the nones, n-o-n-e-s, because when they are shown a list of religions and denominations, and asked which one is theirs, they say, in effect, none of the above. last fall we did a well-received series on the nones, who they are, what they believe, and we want to revisit those stories today and in the next two weeks. our partner in theeriewas the pew forum on religion and public life, where greg smith is a senior researcher. >> almost one in five american adults, 20%, describe themselves as religiously unaffiliated. that equates to about 46 million adults in the united states, so this is a big, growing, important group in american society. to see its continued growth at this kind of rapid rate has been very striking. >> striking indeed.
Mar 7, 2013 8:00pm PST
the modern civil rights leader for her courageous and declaring -- for her courageousness and declaring february 4th rosa parks day in san francisco. (applause) >> i thought you might like that. i'm done. thank you. [laughter] >> thank you. supervisor. and now there are a couple other people, sheriff mirkarimi has joined us. [speaker not understood] is in the room with us as well. reverend amos brown is with us. welcome. (applause) >> now supervisor breed will bring us brief remarks. >> hi, everybody. (applause) >> so happy to see all your smiling faces in the audience. happy black history month. i bring you greetings on behalf of district 5 in our great city. thank you, mr. mayor, for opening up city hall to my colleague, supervisor cohen, and my distinguished colleagues sitting here in the front row on the board of supervisors. it's truly an honor to stand before you on such a great month. recent -- yesterday congresswoman barbara lee talked about dr. martin luther king and his dream and some of the issues that we were dealing with over 40 years ago are some of the same issu
Mar 3, 2013 3:00pm PST
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Mar 3, 2013 7:30am EST
eisenhower's decisions on some of the civil rights matters that arose, particularly those that resulted in his use of the military. >> uh-huh. >> in intervening. >> yep, yep. my book is mostly about ike's foreign policy, but i do address the civil rights thing because i think it's relevant to his leadership style and, obviously, it's important. eisenhower has taken grief from a lot of historians over the years for not being terribly -- not being a good leader on civil rights, on not using the bully pulpit. now, it is true eisenhower did not take to the bully pulpit. he did not like moral posturing, and he also believed that change had to come slowly. but, but typical eisenhower, hat in hand, he did all kinds of things behind the scenes. truman wrote the order desegregating the armed services, but it was eisenhower that did it. eisenhower desegregated the district of columbia, eisenhower supported the 1957 civil rights act. johnson gets the credit for it, but eisenhower was the guy who was doing it. the administration in brown v. board of education which is the famous desegregat
Mar 1, 2013 5:30pm PST
civil rights law of the modern era, which is why the words you're about to hear may live on forever. our report from our justice correspondent, pete williams. >> reporter: just look, the court's liberal member said, at where most voter discrimination lawsuits come from, areas in 16 states covered by the law. >> you can say maybe this district shouldn't be covered, maybe this one should be covered. the formula seems to be working pretty well in terms of going after the actual violations on the ground and who is committing them. >> and why would we vote in favor of a county whose record is the epitome of what caused the passage of this law to start with. >> reporter: but the court's conservatives told solicitor general don verrilli that congress didn't look at the most up to date evidence when it last renewed the law in 2006. >> do you know which state has the worst ratio of white voter turnout to african-american voter turnout? >> i do not. >> massachusetts. >> do you know what has the best, where african-american turnout actually exceeds white turnout. mississippi. is it the governm
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